Howya! Macnas Professor: Marjorie Morrigan
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Howya! Macnas Professor: Marjorie Morrigan

Didn't you know that Galway is full of interesting characters? Well, we want to give you a chance to get to know some of the sound people of Galway so join us in saying Howya! to some fascinating figures... This month we got chatting to Ms Marjorie Morrigan....

Any craic?
I stumbled across a very large rusty iron nose (so big, in fact, you could park a car in its nostril!) when I was out feeding the birds the last day.

Tell us about yourself..
My name is Ms Marjorie Morrigan. I am the Head Professor of Giants & Where They Come From at the University Of Imagination in Galway.

Why do you do what you do?
I love teaching all about Giants. I think people think, because they are so big, that Giants are confident but many of those I have met are very shy.

What have you been up to recently?
I am working with my friends in Macnas who suspect they have an ancient Giant living underneath their workshop in Galway. He is a big fella, if the nose is anything to go by... Macnas are hoping they can pull him out of the ground at some point later this year... And they need my help!

Tell us a secret...
Giants love birds, especially small ones like robins and swallows. The birds mistake Giants for trees such as sycamore, oak or ash, as Giants are so big. The birds tickle the Giants with their feathers.

Who's your hero?
I love the go of Brigid! I worked with her once, spreading a giant cloak across the entire county of Kildare, if you credit that. She’s a hoot and is very sound, her being a goddess and all that... No fuss. Pure lovely.

What's your happiest memory?
It was winter and the glooms were on me, and one day a bird flew into my window, perched on my hand, and sang me a song. It made me giddy.

What's your favourite thing to do in Galway?
I love to perch myself on a bench on The Prom, with a bag of chips, watching all the people out and about.

Tell us one thing you would change about Galway?
Less traffic, more nature.

Tell us a joke!
Why do bees have sticky hair?
They use honey combs.

Find out more about what Professor Marjorie Morrigan and the team at Macnas have in store for you this October by tapping right here.

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